With competitive sports, particularly fencing, listed as one of his inspirations for his collection this season, Christopher Esber brought minimalistic chic to a whole new level. Presented on a runway lined with refrected mirrors, Esber opted to focus on texture and shape rather than digital prints, presenting a perfectly constructed collection full of surprises.
High necked tops which appeared conservative from the front, were slashed and sheer on the back. On the flipside, elegant dresses were offset with daring low necklines. Tunic tops were unexpected backless, not a look for the fashion faint hearted.
The colour palette focused around cornflower blue, white, black, charcoal and blueberry purple.
Make-up was described as “beautiful assassin” by Kate Squires from Napoleon Perdis. “This Uma Thurman in Gattaca.” To complement the minimalistic feel of Esber’s collection, make up was kept fresh and natural with a glowing sheen. Hair was knitted into a 12-braid plait which was then rolled into a low bun.
Esber also presented a range of menswear which like his womenswear, was very minimalistic and clean. Matching separates and sleeveless shirts were the order of the day for men. Women could easily wear these styles too for a more relaxed look.
Images by Wanda Chin for Couturing